Friday, July 25, 2008

Stop drinking and driving folks! Please?

Thank God no one was killed.

Please stop drinking and driving out there.

New Braunfels woman charged after wreck
By Mitzie Stelte

A New Braunfels woman was arrested for intoxication assault Wednesday evening after a vehicle wreck on Farm-to Market 725 left a 3-year-old in critical condition. Constanza Yoder, 51, was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus southbound near the 2200 block of FM 725 when she drove into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a 1992 Ford Taurus, according to New Braunfels police.

The Taurus’ driver was a 27-year-old female from New Braunfels with her three daughters, ages 3, 4 and 9. New Braunfels police responded at 6:23 p.m., and officials said Yoder was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

The driver and two of the children were transported to University Hospital by New Braunfels EMS, according to the NBPD. At about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, University Hospital listed the 9-year-old female in stable condition and the 3 year-old female in critical condition; the mother received minor injuries.

New Braunfels police declined to release the victim’s names or further information about their conditions.

According to Sgt. Mike Penshorn, Yoder, who was being held at the Guadalupe County jail Thursday, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in June. Intoxication Assault is a third degree felony punishable by between two and 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.